And I turned myself
From the Lord, out of whose hands he had received the tables:
and came down from the mount;
with the two tables in his hand as before, one in one hand, and the other in the other hand:
and put the tables in the ark which I had made;
or ordered to be made:
and there they be, as the Lord commanded me;
there they were when Moses rehearsed what is contained in this book, on the plains of Moab, about thirty eight years after the putting them, into it; and there they continued to be when the ark was brought into Solomon's temple, ( 1 Kings 8:9 ) and there they were as long as the ark was in being; which may denote the continuance of the law in the hands of Christ under the Gospel dispensation as a rule of walk and conversation to his people.